storage polysaccharide

[ stawr-ij pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid ]
/ ˈstɔr ɪdʒ ˌpɒl iˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd /

noun Biochemistry.

a polysaccharide that occurs in a living organism as a form of stored energy: storage polysaccharides include the glycogen in animals and the starch and fructosan in plants.

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Origin of storage polysaccharide

First recorded in 1940–45
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